Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Piper's Piping by Dylan Newton

I'm delighted to welcome Dylan Newton to my blog with her book, Piper's Piping - part of the Twelve Brides of Christmas blog hop!

PIPER'S PIPING is a holiday tale with a werewolf twist. Santa's not the only mythical being working overtime to save Christmas!

From Dylan...

Thank you so much for hosting me today for the awesome "12 Brides of Christmas" Author Spotlight! In my book Piper's Piping, my werewolf heroine (much as I have always wanted to do!) travels to Ireland for the holidays. But as with much of Aribella's life, her long-awaited honeymoon doesn't quite turn out the way she planned!

For a chance to win a FREE e-copy of "Piper's Piping" -- my holiday story with a werewolf twist -- comment below with your answer to my holiday question:

If you could go anywhere for the holidays, where would you go and why?

I can't wait to hear where you'd go, and because I'm a writer -- I'm curious as to WHY you'd choose that location! We writers need to know the backstory! I will be choosing one random comment by noon tomorrow for that FREE e-copy, so scroll down and comment below!

Here's a little bit about my book, Piper's Piping, including an excerpt and some buy links for you! Thanks again for stopping by, and don't forget to comment for a chance to WIN!!!


"Piper's Piping" blurb:

Werewolf Aribella Lupari-Gray is on her long-awaited honeymoon. Or at least, that was the plan. When she and Mason land in Ireland just before Christmas, their dream holiday turns into a nightmare: the pack's werewolf children have all vanished. 

To top it off, the werewolf king -- who was supposedly to sanctify Ari's marriage to a human -- is away searching for the missing pups and may not return in time to grant his official blessing, jeopardizing her family's future status within the pack.

If things don't change fast, there may not even be a marriage to bless. Ari's desire to help puts her life -- and her relationship with Mason -- in jeopardy.

With Mason gone, presumably back to the States and Christmas on the doorstep, Ari sets out on one final mission to find the lost pups. Her life and the pack's young in the balance, will Ari be able to perform a holiday miracle or will she die trying?

"Piper's Piping excerpt:

Ari unfolded the note, and glitter cascaded down from the folds.

"Santa loves sparkly things," Keeva said, anxiously eyeing the lost glitter. "So after I wrote my Christmas list, I outlined it in red and green litter. See?"

Ari's smiled faded as she scanned the child's crayoned letter.

Dear Santa,
Can you please find my cousins for Christmas? Even Phaedra, but do not give her candy, as she is not a good sharer.

I know you won't have room in your sleigh for toys with all those kids, so you don't have to give me anything else. But maybe you can fit a kitten in your pocket? Mum says no way can a werewolf have a cat, but if you bring one she will have to say yes.

Thank you,
Keeva Carney

P.S. I like black kittens best.

Ari carefully refolded the paper, and Keeva stuffed it into her stocking once more.

"Mum said Santa is busy Christmas Eve, but if that's all I ask for, he'll bring them back. He won't let them miss Christmas, right?" Keeva looked up at Ari.

Ruffling the girl's ginger hair, Ari mustered a smile. "When a good girl asks Santa for something, how can he resist?"

As Keeva scampered to the kitchen for dinner, Ari stared fixedly at the festive decorations. Santa was in way over his mythical head.

Buy Links 

Author bio:

Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York where the local library was her favorite hang-out. Despite earning a degree in English Literature, Dylan spent more than a decade sidetracked by an executive position in corporate America where she swears she contracted testosterone poisoning. After leaving, she dedicated herself to more estrogen-rich passions, like motherhood, writing romance novels and her never-ending quest for the perfect date night.

Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily-ever-after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters.

Visit Dylan at www.DylanNewton.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DylanNewtonAuthor


  1. New York! I was just there after thanksgiving and loved it.In the grand scheme of things, I didn't do much, but the city was just so alive. I'd go again in a heartbeat just for the atmosphere. And people too. I heard that New Yorkers were a rude bunch, but that was not my experience. So yeah, if I could every year during the holiday season, I would in a heartbeat! :)

    1. Great destination, Tope! And I agree--there is something magical about New York City at the holidays. I also enjoy Upstate NY, as well--there's something magical about a white Christmas! Thanks for stopping by to comment--YOU WON a copy of my e-book, "PIPER'S PIPING"! Message me at happilymyeverafter (at) gmail (dot) com to receive your free copy! :)